Snapshot Sunday – HMAS Otway -Oberon Class Submarine


Today’s photo is an old one that I took in Holbrook NSW when we drove to Canberra in 2007. You may well ask what a submarine is doing in a small inland town.  The town was once known as Germanton but in 1915 the name was changed to Holbrook  in honour of Lt. Norman Douglas Holbrook, a decorated wartime submarine captain and winner of the Victoria Cross.  When HMAS Otway was decommissioned the navy gave the fin of the submarine to the town. The townspeople decided to fundraise to buy the whole submarine. They were not able to raise enough money but managed to raise enough to buy the outside skin of the submarine above the waterline.
High and Dry

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